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#Trumpet player Greg Palmer, of #SpringfieldNH, stretches his cheeks and lips after an hour of rehearsal with the band put together by singer Carlos Ocasio in a rehearsal hall of Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center in #HanoverNH on Monday. The band will perform a tribute to Otis Redding at the Briggs Opera House in #WhiteRiverJunction on Sunday, Dec. 10. ➡️ Read more, and find a full listing of #entertainment highlights for the week ahead in the #UpperValley, at www.vnews.com. Direct link in profile. ⬅️ (Valley News – James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson) #upval #vnewsuv #nh #vt #603 #802 #trumpetplayer #horns #hornsection #wrjstyle #hartfordvt #rehearsal #band #tribute #otisredding #practice #practicemakesperfect #photojournalism #closeup #🎺

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I know it’s only Tuesday, but First Friday in WRJ is already shaping up to be a winner

Just a couple events that have jumped out at me so far …

1. Center for Cartoon Studies book sale

From the event listing on Facebook:

Upper Valley! The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is having a used book sale THIS Friday in conjunction with First Friday in White River Junction. They have hundreds of new and gently used books – mostly graphic novels, but also novels and art books and more!


Doors open at 5 if you’re a CCS alum and 5:30 to the general public. All books are just $1 each, or buy a Schulz Library tote for $20 and fill it up!

2. Snow Ball for LGBTQ Teens at the Junction

From the listing on the Valley Calendar:

A safe, substance-free event for LGBTQ youth (and allies) age 15 (or high school freshman) to 20. Live music, dancing and pizza. A costume or drag is welcome, but not mandatory. Resources for the LBGTQ community will be available.

What are you looking forward to on Friday?

Email me an event link at mcassidy@vnews.com!

Tonight: Montshire Unleashed at the Montshire Museum, featuring Piecemeal Pies

Photo courtesy Montshire Museum.

Plus, Jasper Murdock Ale and wine from the Norwich Inn, and music by DJ Skar. 21+. Details at Valley Calendar.